A loan of $4,700 helped a member to buy alpaca wool.

Flor De Haba Group's story

The communal bank Flor De Haba is starting the second cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Senkata. It has eight members and is headed by a board with Luisa as president. The members of the communal bank have various businesses, among which are: selling sweaters, selling clothes, selling this and that, knitting sweaters, and selling fruit.

The credit they are taking will benefit the micro entrepreneurs where Luisa is a member. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago, joining by invitation of friends in the group who are members of the institution. Currently she has a business weaving alpaca wool. She has been in this business since she was 15 years up until now at 55 years old, making 40 years of working in this field.

The loan she is now taking is to increase her capital (to buy alpaca wool) that she will buy in the markets in the city of El Alto, at wholesale, and later sell her creations by taking orders. This form of work permits her to earn income in order to support the family, as she lives with a partner and she has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the sessions on health and savings.

In this group: Luisa , Claudia, Clotilde, Elena , Liduvina, Asunta, Veronica, Virginia Lizet
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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